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November 20, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--With Thanksgiving here, a thought to consider is what to do with kitchen fat, oil and grease (FOG) that’s left over from all that cooking or after deep frying a turkey. For interested residents, EDCO has a free, safe and more environmentally friendly option for disposing of household FOG.

Residents are asked to simply collect used discarded FOG in a leak-proof container and drop it off free of charge at one of EDCO’s conveniently located Buyback Centers. The FOG will then ultimately be processed, filtered and converted into bio-diesel by a third party processor.

It is important that participants do not mix FOG with any other oils, such as motor oil or gear oil, that inhibit the process of converting the FOG into biodiesel.

Facilities are located at:

EDCO Station Buyback Center

8184 Commercial Street in La Mesa

Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

EDCO Recycling Buyback Center

6700 Federal Boulevard in Lemon Grove

Open Seven Days a Week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

EDCO Recycling Buyback Center

224 S. Las Posas Road in San Marcos

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sat 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

Fallbrook Recycling Buyback Center

550 W. Aviation Road in Fallbrook

Monday–Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

Family-owned and locally operated EDCO provides waste and recycling services throughout San Diego County. For more information, visit the EDCO website at

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